Since 2020, the MillerKnoll group has established the Global Day of Purpose, a date that ideally brings together employees from all over the world for a common purpose: the first Tuesday of November is in fact a corporate paid holiday each year for employees around the world to give back to their communities.
A day to live out a shared legacy of using business as a force for good. All MillerKnoll facilities globally are closed so every associate can participate.
Mario Colombo, Sales Director Southern Europe of Hermann Miller, talks about his Day of Purpose experience with the Disabled Day Center in via Statuto in Milan.
We talk more and more often about giving a Sense, a Purpose to work to strengthen corporate values and the relationships within the company.
The MillerKnoll multinational group, by establishing the Global Day of Purpose, has chosen a concrete and powerful way the collective of brands can have a global impact and give back in ways that align with the diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability corporate goals.
The initiative was born in 2020, as the world was grappling with a pandemic and witnessing a worldwide cry for social justice. MillerKnoll has implemented a series of actions aimed at empowering the pursuit of social justice within the company and communities worldwide.
Among these initiatives is also the decision to leave the first Tuesday in November (Election Day in the United States) by launching the annual Global Day of Purpose.
Driven by the MillerKnoll Foundation, Day of Purpose delivers on the fifth pillar of the corporate strategy: “Reinforce our commitment to our people, our planet, and our communities”.
Mario Colombo, Sales Director Southern Europe of Hermann Miller, talks about the experience of the Italian branch which has chosen to dedicate the Day of Purpose to the Disabled Day Center in Milan “an opportunity for profound reflection that has enriched us on a personal level”.
The interesting aspect of the Milanese Day of Purpose is the choice to give continuity to the relationship that has been created with the guests of the Center through and other events and encounter throughout the year, even beyond this day.